Helen Hutton, Senior Associate
Helen deals with all aspects of planning and environmental law.
SummaryHelen deals with all aspects of planning and environmental law. She acts for a wide range of clients including developers, charities and not for profit organisations, private individuals and corporate entities(including energy companies). In relation to planning matters, her work includes negotiating planning agreements, advising on planning applications and appeals, submitting judicial review, other High Court and Court of Appeal challenges, negotiating highways agreements, dealing with sustainability issues, acting in neighbour disputes, in compulsory purchase schemes and in enforcement proceedings and advising on permitted development and other rights, in relation to largescale housing developments, office, retail and mixed use schemes, listed buildings, hydrocarbon exploration and extraction, windfarms, pharmacies and individual homeowners. She also advises on planning issues arising in property purchases/sales.
On the environmental side, Helen advises on a wide range of environmental issues arising in property and corporate transactions, often dealing with contaminated land matters.
Helen is admitted to practise in England and Wales.
- Acted for landowners and developers on a number of large, multi-phased residential development schemes
- Acted on a series of Court cases and appeals in relation to obtaining planning consent for hydrocarbon exploration in the Surrey Hills
- Currently acting for various clients in relation to the amalgamation of residential units in RBKC
- Steered a number of different clients through planning enforcement cases
News & Insights
Ruling clarifies position of amalgamation of dwellings
Whether planning permission is required or should be granted for the amalgamation of housing units remains a subject of debate.
Positive Inspector’s decision for hydrocarbon exploration
An Inspector has allowed an appeal by Europa Oil & Gas plc to carry out short term conventional hydrocarbon exploration, at Holmwood.